Crime

RCMP ask for public assistance in locating people responsible for leaving burnt tires at Salmo Ski Hill

RCMP provided a photo of the smouldering tires used in a bonfire at the Salmo Ski Hill. — photo courtesy Salmo RCMP

Salmo RCMP is appealing to the public for information regarding a bonfire Saturday at the Salmo Ski Hill.

RCMP Cpl. Riordan Bellman said in a release the fire was still smouldering from the night before.

"It appears as though party goers from the night before used tires to fuel a bonfire," Cpl. Bellman said adding Salmo RCMP received the complaint of the incident.

"Enquiries are being made as to the identities of individuals that were up in the Ski Hill area that night, photos were taken and police are investigating."

Alberta man killed in avalanche near Kicking Horse Mountain

Alberta man killed in avalanche near Kicking Horse Mountain

A man from Alberta is believed to be the first avalanche victim of the winter outdoor season.

RCMP said in a press release they received a report from Kicking Horse Mountain Resort officials at 2:30 p.m. MT Friday (December 20) of an out-of-bounds avalanche.

The 29-year-old Alberta man was located in avalanche debris and transported to Golden Hospital.

The man, skiing out of bounds with a fellow male snowboarder, was pronounced dead at hospital.

Golden Search and Rescue responded to dig the snowboarder out of the avalanche.

Man convicted of killing former LVR student given new trial

The man accused of Jennifer Cusworth's death, Neil Snelson (left), and Jennifer Cusworth.

The 20-year-old cold case of a former Crescent Valley resident is now heading back to trial.

The B.C. Appeal Court agreed in a unanimous decision released Thursday to set aside the decision to convict Neil Snelson of Kelowna in the cold case killing of Jennifer Cusworth and order a new trial.

Cusworth, a L.V. Rogers High School grad, was studying social work at Okanagan University College and went missing from a house party Kelowna on Oct.16, 1993.

Cusworth was never seen alive again. Her body was found in a ditch on Swamp Road, on the outskirts of Kelowna.

Trail police nab prolific offender after foot chase

Trail police nab prolific offender after foot chase

A prolific offender is facing jail time after a brief altercation with police, according to Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) C/O Cpl. Darryl Orr.

"On Dec.12, members of the Trail Crime Reduction Unit received information that a local prolific offender was hiding in an East Trail residence," Orr said. "The offender,Trevor Isenor (35 years old) had two outstanding warrants issued for his arrest for theft and breach of probation."

Orr said this was not Isenor's first attemp to evade arrest.

Trail RCMP foil getaway after armed robbery of 7-11 this morning

Trail RCMP foil getaway after armed robbery of 7-11 this morning

An armed robbery was thwarted this morning when police apprehended the suspect outside the 7-11 he had just robbed, according to Trail top cop Sgt. Rob Hawton.

"On Dec. 19 at approx. 5:15 a.m., police were called to the 7-11 in downtown Trail for a robbery in progress," Hawton explained. "The lone suspect wielded a knife and obtained cash, and then was arrested by police outside the 7-11.

RCMP ask for public info after rash of attempted car thefts

RCMP ask for public info after rash of attempted car thefts

A rash of attempted car thefts have police asking the public for assistance, according to Trail RCMP Cpl. Kelly Hall.

"Between the evening hours of Dec. 14 and the morning of Dec. 16, a number of vehicles in the West Trail area were damaged during theft attempts," said a press release issued by Hall. "During the incidents two vehicles were stolen. One of the vehicles was recovered in the nearby area. A number of item stolen include electronics and tools."

Drug deal turns into shoving match

Drug deal turns into shoving match

Nelson City Police responded to a "he says" the "stranger says" altercation Saturday evening (December 14) in the 500 Block of Ward Street.

Officers responded to a call of a shoving match where a male reported a stranger shoved him.

Nelson Police members receiving a description of the offender, found the person a short distance away. A

After interviewing both parties, NPD officers determined the altercation was started with the victim taking money for drugs from the assailant and then not providing them to him.

PART TWO: What does 'crime reduction' look like in Castlegar and Trail?

PART TWO: What does 'crime reduction' look like in Castlegar and Trail?

Last week, we discussed the overarching goals of a specialized RCMP Crime Reduction Unit in Castlegar, as presented to city council by CRU non-commissioned officer in charge Cpl. Darryl Orr and his supervisor, Sgt. Mike Wicentowich (To read Part One, click here). Those goals/priorities include in-depth or long-term investigations, repeat-offender management, crime hotspots (ie: a rash of break-and-enters) and proactive policing.

Nelson Police warn public of mail fraud

Nelson Police warn public of mail fraud

Nelson Police are warning the public of another fraud making its way through the city.

The local detachment has recently been receiving complaints regarding a newly circulated mail fraud.

The fraudster personally addresses letters from a male claiming to be representing an accounting firm in Spain who are in charge of assets moved to Spain in relation to the Second World War.

BC Coroners Service identifies victims of MVA near Moyie

BC Coroners Service identifies victims of MVA near Moyie

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man and a woman who died following a motor vehicle incident near Cranbrook on Thursday (December 5) as Lyla-Maria Arcilla Mortensen of Slocan and Joel William Drew Franklin of Winlaw.

Mortenson, 18, was the driver and Franklin, 19, was the passenger in a vehicle which went out of control and collided with a pickup truck on Hwy 3/95 about 24 km southwest of Cranbrook near Moyie about 12:25 p.m.

Road conditions were noted to be very icy at the time.

Both Mortensen and Franklin were deceased at the scene.

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